1 Legal PR
We can position you and your firm in the right media and in the right context.
2 Reputation management
We can protect and defend individuals, firms or clients facing a public challenge to their reputation.
3 Crisis communications
If a crisis hits, it can really help to have calm, robust, experienced heads around to help you.
4 Legal directories
MD Communications has a dedicated legal directories team to look after all your submission and rankings needs.
5 Bids and tenders
We can be your outsourced solution at any stage of the bid and tender process.
6 Social media
We offer expert advice and training on how to build your online presence and avoid the potential pitfalls.
7 Thought leadership
We help lawyers and law firms identify opportunities for embarking on a thought-leadership campaign to raise their profile and increase their influence in the legal sector.
8 International growth strategy
Providing strategic support to help you successfully raise your firm’s profile in London and foreign legal markets.
9 Brand management
Our brand consultants have in-depth experience of introducing new legal brands to the UK market on behalf of national and regional law firms.
10 Training – build your profile
Our consultants have designed a number of training workshops that can equip your lawyers with the skills they need to effectively promote your firm.
Melissa DavisManaging Director
Linsay LesliePartner, Head of Legal Directories, Bids and Awards
Mark DuffellAssociate Director
Mary RahmanSenior PR Director
Katy McEwenPR and Content Manager
Camila ReedTraining and Digital Media Director
Emma MauleDigital and Content Director
Katharine FreelandDirectories and awards manager
Rob WainwrightLegal Directories Editor - Asia Pacific
Elliot BossOperations Manager
“MD Communications really understand our world. Their expertise in branding, PR positioning and messaging has been invaluable to Burcher Jennings. Their insights have not only helped boost our PR profile and brand positioning, they’ve undoubtedly contributed to our overall strategic business planning and growth. I’d recommend them without hesitation. ”
“MD Communications is one of the most media-savvy businesses working in their field. Their expertise in finding the right lawyer for the right publication or briefing shows they have a depth of excellent contacts.”
Security and Whitehall Editor
The Mail on Sunday
“MD Communications is incredibly well connected across the legal media and wider legal marketplace. We can always rely on their clear guidance and insights. We know we have unrivalled specialist expertise; through their PR work and assistance with the legal directories.”
Laura Devine Solicitors
“The team at MD Communications really understand the legal landscape and the media. I have always valued their advice and their skill in matching our professional expertise and knowledge to the requirements of journalists and the stories that make up the news agenda.”
Head of Corporate Services
Simpson Millar LLP
“The team at MD Communications knows what journalists want and is skilled at providing knowledgeable commentators at short notice when deadlines are bearing down. Years of experience with the legal profession means the MD team also actively produces valuable ideas and leads in what can be a complex field for reporters.”
Special reports journalist, The Lawyer and legal affairs journalist
"The whole team was very easy to work with and they were always available for further questions and clarifications even out of normal working hours and on very tight schedules. They are very knowledgeable of the whole submissions process and have teamed up greatly both with us in the Business Development Team but also with the partners in each of the areas to get the most out of them. I would definitely recommend them for their deep knowledge, kind follow up and great attention to detail."
Business Development Manager
Leading Argentine law firm
“I believe the guidance MD Communications gave me made a real contribution to my successful submission this year.”
Clinical negligence and healthcare and personal injury leading Junior
Legal 500 2012
“I have found MD Communications to be a highly professional team, as knowledgeable about their clients as they are about the demands of modern journalism. Above all, though, they are good fun and a pleasure to deal with.”
“Melissa and her team provided extensive knowledge and understanding of our campaign which inspired significant media and political interest. This led to an audience with a government minister, a local MP and interviews on national and regional television. She was incredibly sensitive to the issues which provided reassurance and confidence when dealing with the media. She created a national profile for my firm and my campaign.”
“[Melissa] has always demonstrated clear strategic thinking, enthusiasm and excellent connections in the media… I had no hesitation in asking her to come and give a training day to our staff in strategic communications and media training. The day was a great success - all members of staff felt they had benefited from it and were enthused about marketing the firm in the future. In my view fantastic value and a very beneficial day for all concerned.”
Kelcey & Hall
“The team at Outer Temple Chambers attended a very informative training session entitled ‘Social Media Success’ with MD Communications. I now know the best approach for marketing myself and barristers via social media. I thoroughly recommend their services to solicitors, barristers, and anyone involved with marketing a business. Location-wise their offices are extremely convenient for any London-based clients and they are also able to give presentations externally throughout the UK.”
Outer Temple Chambers
“Melissa ran a fantastic course on social media and traditional media recently which I really enjoyed. Melissa and her consultants were very engaging and with her help I feel really excited about marketing my firm effectively on all media platforms.”
“Lawyers are not always good at promoting themselves, strangely shy – however good they are. MD Communications can provide the words and style if you give them the material.”
Gerard McDermott QC
Legal 500 2012
“Melissa and her team at MD Communications have worked with us to help us develop our PR strategy, and have assisted with our legal marketing since we first opened our office in London. Melissa was helpful in assisting us with public relations and branding and was very much aware of our needs. We are an international law firm who really benefited from MD Communications’ experience of working with legal firms and the breadth of their expertise. I have no hesitation in recommending Melissa and her team.”
Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati UK LLP
“Melissa gave a brilliant seminar on a number of topics ranging from brand building to what I call “individual confidence push”. The seminar and interactive workshop for partners resulted in substantial improvements both at the firm and at partner levels. Melissa managed to “package” legal directories reports in a completely different way. Her approach (and contacts) definitely contributed in better rankings of our firm in particular with Chambers & Partners. I definitely and wholeheartedly recommend Melissa.”
Leading law firm (Croatia)
“MD Communications led by Melissa has the insight to know what makes a powerful brand. Melissa is results driven, extremely well connected, and understands the legal landscape exceptionally well. For us not only does MD Communications beat the competition hands down but Melissa has a personality that makes her a real pleasure to work with.”
“We have worked highly successfully with MD Communications… Melissa’s ideas, boundless energy and considerable insights into the fast-changing legal world are invaluable to us.”
Head of Commercial Fraud and Litigation
Peters & Peters
“[The how to blog] training helped refine the teams’ skills in writing for the ordinary man on the street with enhanced SEO qualities. MD Communications has also helped provide us with ideas for a content calendar, which can be written in advance and is less obstructive on billable time. The training not only provided ideas for those attending but gave them confidence to create their own blogs.”
“We used Melissa for some media training. Melissa is a great communicator and immediately put us all at ease. The day was well thought out and structured and I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Fraser & Fraser
“Melissa and her team delivered a business development training day in Exeter to a group of our local members who remarked that the seminar was both interactive and engaging. A must for any firm looking to set their promotional strategic vision post alternative business structures.”
Devon & Somerset Law Society
“MD Communications is an effective extension to our internal marketing team by utilising its legal directory expertise to further enhance our Chambers and Legal 500 presence.”
Head of Client Development and Marketing